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Redevelopment of Power & Light Building is a go

Redevelopment of the historic Kansas City Power & Light Co. skyscraper has cleared its last major obstacle, clearing the way for renovation to begin in October that will create more than 200 apartments. The Planned Industrial Expansion Authority on Thursday approved a 25 year property-tax incentive package on the improved value of the mostly-vacant 36-story tower at 14th Street and Baltimore Avenue.

Business

Stocks are mostly lower as Ukraine tensions flare

The stock market paused Friday, following four days of gains, after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure about how the nation's most important financial voice feels about raising interest rates in the coming months.

Business

Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

The ice bucket challenge’s phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors. Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign’s progress on July 29, it has raised more than $53.3 million from 1.1 million new donors in what is one of the most viral philanthropic social media campaigns in history.

Home furnishings retailer West Elm opens on the Country Club Plaza

The Brooklyn-based chain, a subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma, offers an assortment of home products, including furniture, bedding, bathroom accessories, rugs, curtains, lighting, decorative accessories, dinnerware, kitchen items and gifts. It also features handcrafted pieces by local and international artisans.

Area homebuilding fell slightly in July

The Home Builders Assocation of Greater Kansas City said 358 permits for single-family homes were issued last month in the Kansas City area, down from 409 in July 2013. Through the first seven months of 2014, however, building activity remains on track for its best year since 2007.

Home furnishings retailer West Elm opens on the Country Club Plaza

The Brooklyn-based chain, a subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma, offers an assortment of home products, including furniture, bedding, bathroom accessories, rugs, curtains, lighting, decorative accessories, dinnerware, kitchen items and gifts. It also features handcrafted pieces by local and international artisans.

Area homebuilding fell slightly in July

The Home Builders Assocation of Greater Kansas City said 358 permits for single-family homes were issued last month in the Kansas City area, down from 409 in July 2013. Through the first seven months of 2014, however, building activity remains on track for its best year since 2007.

Today's Market

Asian stocks higher after S&P 500 record close

Asian stocks inched higher on Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that adds to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. Gains were tempered as investors awaited a key meeting of U.S. central bankers that's expected to shed light on the interest rate outlook.

A last-minute checklist for college students

A can of WD-40, a basic set of tools and refill orders on prescriptions might not be on the minds of college freshmen preparing to leave home for the first time. But a little preparation can save time, money and aggravation.

Security breach hit 25,000 federal workers

A Homeland Security Department official says a recent computer breach at a major government security clearance contracting firm may have affected the internal files of as many as 25,000 of the agency's workers.

Asian stocks higher after S&P 500 record close

Asian stocks inched higher on Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that adds to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. Gains were tempered as investors awaited a key meeting of U.S. central bankers that's expected to shed light on the interest rate outlook.

A last-minute checklist for college students

A can of WD-40, a basic set of tools and refill orders on prescriptions might not be on the minds of college freshmen preparing to leave home for the first time. But a little preparation can save time, money and aggravation.

Security breach hit 25,000 federal workers

A Homeland Security Department official says a recent computer breach at a major government security clearance contracting firm may have affected the internal files of as many as 25,000 of the agency's workers.

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Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

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